U.S. charter and fractional flights 71% higher than 2019 over New Year’s weekend, according to the latest WingX data
2021 ended with private jet flights climbing even higher, according to WingX data. Compared to the prior week, global private jet flights surged 7% for the week ending January 2, 2022. The 65,839 flights represented a 50% jump compared to 2019, representing a 29% gain compared to pre-Covid levels for the trailing four weeks.
Despite record-breaking private jet flights, it appears many private flyers took off for the holidays earlier than in the past
With the prospect of coal in their stockings – read cancelations and delays – it appears many private jet travelers were proactive and headed out for the holidays a bit earlier this year.
Covid-19 Omicron may be boosting private jet flying, according to the latest WingX data
Despite shutdowns and increased restrictions, or perhaps because private jet flights jumped 8% globally week-over-week. According to WingX data, there were 73,611 private jet flights for the week ended Dec. 19, an 8% jump over Week 49.
Private jet flight activity dips post-Thanksgiving as Florida charter and fractional private jet flights drop 16% week-over-week
The week ended Dec. 12, 2021, gave the private aviation market a slight breather as global private jet flights declined 2% week-over-week, led by an 11% drop in Florida. However, the Middle East saw a 14% gain, the week’s big winner.